Magan Weid

One World, One Family

Magan Weid

Fidget, the Steamfly
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Jewelry-Making Contest 2014 featuring Creative Clays

Meet the Designer-Artist

Where do you live?
Kern River Valley, California

What inspires you as a designer-artist?
Nature is more exquisite than anything I can make. But, I felt inspired to make jewelry, and now home decor pieces. Once I got started, I inexplicably became obsessed with making perfect dragonflies. It's always growing.

What medium do you work with mostly?
I work in pearls, feathers, stones, glass, crystals, metals, polymer, resin and epoxy. I believe there's really nothing I can't incorporate or create.

Why did you become enchanted with this style of jewelry-making?
The last few years, I felt compelled to create nature symbols. From simple wire wraps, it is becoming a life's work. Right now, I don't spend as much time as I'd like because I have a demanding job.

Where and How do you sell your jewelry?

What is the name of the piece you submitted with your success story?
One World, One Family

What inspired this design?
It was created as an auction donation for legal expenses to reunite a captive performing whale with her mother in an open ocean pen.

How did it come together?
I knew I wanted to portray mother and daughter together, as they once were. I used real wood slice, and other natural materials in ocean colors. But, it has a lot of improv and freeform.